What do you think? What do you think now that you’ve gone and done it? Does it make you look any better? Is this straight, is this straight mess more attractive than your own hair? Did these chemicals give you better-looking hair than me and your daddy and God gave you?”
To get started, you will need a comb, hair clips, pony tail holders, hair pins, hair oil, and a mirror. Once you have gathered all of the items, you will have to decide on a style. That will be challenging if you don’t already have a style in mind. This is when the internet comes in handy. You have the option of surfing the internet or looking through magazines to find a hairstyle.
Hairdressing is an integral part of our lives because everyone likes getting their hair done because they want to look and feel good about themselves. Ask yourself this – Do you check for split ends? Do you secretly wish you were a blonde, Do you love getting new styles and colour? I’m guessing you’ve answered YES to all these questions! The truth of the matter is we are generation of self-obsessed narcissists.
One of the main reasons I am interested in the field of cosmetology is because seeing the transformation of someone 's hair to fit what they like is heartwarming and knowing I am the one who helped them create a look they are most comfortable with is inspiring to me to want to do the best job I can. However, it’s not only about the transformation of someone’s hair but how that transformation can instill confidence and a sense of self-worth for a person. Having a client return time after time after I have met their expectations for either color, cut, or style will bring satisfaction not only to the customer, but to me as well.
The chemicals in the perm are so strong it can burn a soda can which can break off women’s hair. Hip-Hop Mogul Sandra Denton from the group Salt N Pepa’ shared her story of the asymmetrical trend back in the late 80s, early 90s of her sister giving her a perm which burned the side of her hair. Rock speaks to young girls as young as the age of five years old getting their first treatment. He also, talks to the late Maya Angelou who didn’t get her first perm till she was 70 years old. What are we saying to our children about hair?
Natural hair wasn’t deemed as beautiful or professional. For many years, African American women began to relax their daughter’s hair at young ages just to be conventional in society. Many celebrities such as Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and Nicki Minaj are examples of women who are looked up to and encourage young girls to think that long, straight hair is the only way to look beautiful. Celebrities such as Lauryn Hill, Christte Michelle, and Solange encourage young girls to embrace their natural beauty. This controversial topic of whether natural hair is a movement or just another trend is very prominent today.
Hair is something that many people value and try hard to make look good. Ponyboy values his hair because it’s who he is really, he’s a greaser and most greasers have that type of styled hair. Well in chapter 5 of the outsider, Ponyboy got his hair cut and bleached, and wasn’t too excited about it. Ponyboy thinks, “It was my pride. It was long and silky, just like Soda’s only and little redder” (71).
"You don 't hire someone to do her hair, you do it yourself." Still, Lee admits it can be easy to go overboard, even with the naturals. "I put my oldest in a pageant when she was a baby and didn 't put much money into it," says Lee. "But after the first two, I lost my head. I needed to get her a bigger, better, more expensive dress and nearly put myself into debt.
At that beauty school you will have to complete training hours, and at each job might require different amount if hours. Ultimately the last thing you will have accomplish in fulfilling your dream is a licensing exam. Each state has different laws and you would have to take the test over to be considered licensed in multiple states. All cosmetologist don’t have the same job but they all incorporate helping people and meeting their needs.